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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Lenovo LePad K2 Benchmarked

The Lenovo LePad K2 will mark the Chinese manufacturer's entry into the top of the range market of Android-based tablets.

Benchmarks published by the GL Benchmark website show (opens in new tab) that its Tegra 3 quad-core chip performs surprisingly well compared to the Tegra 2.

It reaches 63 FPS on the Egypt Offscreen 720p benchmark and nearly 83 FPS on the PRO Offscreen 720p, compared to 24 FPS and 42 FPS respectively for the Tegra 2.

That said, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 are significantly faster reaching 73 FPS and 89 FPS on the first benchmark and 123 FPS and 150 FPS on the second one.

The difference in GPU clock speed might explain the gap between Apple's two devices, while the gap in performance between the A5 and the Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 could be explained by the fact that Tegra products power Android tablets whose resolution is 1280x800 pixels, that's two thirds more than the iPhone 4S for example.

Not much is known about the Lenovo LePad K2 except that it should have a fingerprint reader at the back plus a rear camera with flash.

If Lenovo manages to price the tablet at a lower entry point than the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, then it might have found itself a winner.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.